Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
It’s late and I am tired but I cannot sleep ... My 17-year-old daughter is already asleep in the large bed behind me ... Then I would go to Amsterdam and Belgium ... Monday, Den Haag ... Wednesday at Chabad on Campus for the university ... AS WE approached the Netherlands from Belgium by train, I realized how my daughter’s looks fit perfectly where we are.
By Jay Hancock. I woke up in a strange bedroom with 24 electrodes glued all over my body and a plastic mask attached to a hose covering my face ... I was on a conveyor belt ... “” ... “” ... “” ... Dirk Pevernagie, a scientist at Belgium’s GhentUniversityHospital, wrote with colleagues two years ago in a comprehensive study in the Journal of Sleep Research ... The U.S ... .
A research team led by the GRASP—Group of Research and Applications in Statistical Physics—at the University of Liège (Belgium), demonstrates how to manipulate the mesh, shape and symmetry of floating crystals by wandering, in a controlled way, between their metastable states ... Explore further ... More information ... DOI ... Provided by University de Liege ... ....
In 2022, international scientists led by the University of Liege in Belgium discovered another super-earth-like planet called LP 890-9c—also known as SPECULOOS-2c—that may also have conditions suitable for supporting life ...MichaelGillon of the University of Liege in Belgium led ...
How did you end up in America at the University of Southern California? ... I obtained my master’s degree and my doctorate at the University of Veszprém, but during that time I already travelled abroad ... Then I won a fellowship at Namur University in Belgium, where I was taught by an outstanding Hungarian chemistry professor, László Hevesi.
The lunchtime session Nextgen features speakers Christa Sys, Professor, University of Antwerp and Philippe Fierens, Managing Director of ExSeCo Belgium, talking on developing an agile workforce which is able to fully ‘think out of the box’, using new skills and competencies for a robust future breakbulk labour market.